Cheesy Ranch Popcorn Chicken
Here is another recipe that makes use of something we might already have in our kitchen pantry. The recipe calls for a packet of ranch dressing seasoning mix as an ingredient in the batter. Yes, there are gluten-free dressing mixes. You will have to read the ingredients on the label before purchasing. The flour component in this recipe is almond meal. You can find that in most grocery stores now, or it is simple enough to make by grinding almonds in a food processor. Nut meals and flours add a really nice earthiness to breaded food items. While this is a great gluten-free appetizer, it is just as good as a chicken nugget meal entrée for your children.
Blt Summer Rolls With Avocado
Gluten-free food does not mean you have to skip all grains and breads. This recipe is a take on a classic BLT sandwich. The bread is replaced by rice paper wrappers. The wrappers are versatile enough that these sandwich rolls can be made as appetizer size or large enough to be served as a main meal idea. There are so few ingredients in this easy roll. The only cooking is of the bacon. The rice paper wrappers just need a quick dip in warm water to soften. These are a lighter version of a BLT sandwich. The avocado gives it that California twist.
What Can I Serve With Taco Dip
Now that you have your taco dip ready to go, youre probably wondering what to serve with it. These options are a great choice:
- Tortilla chips: You cant go wrong when enjoying dip with tortilla chips. And since most varieties are gluten free, you have several options to choose from.
- Corn chips: Another great choice for dipping in your taco dip are corn chips. And theyre another great option for your gluten free guests, too.
- Veggies: Keep your carb count low by using vegetables to dip in your taco dip. Good veggie options for dipping include carrot chips, bell pepper slices, baby carrots, and celery sticks.
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Flatout Flatbread Gluten Free Wraps
The Flatout people are kind of famous for their low-calorie wraps. According to their website, their gluten free wraps are valued at 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints each. I think thats higher than the regular wraps. Of course!
I had been on the hunt for these babies the moment I saw a few gluten free bloggers starting to review them online, without any luck. You couldnt even seem to purchase them online, even from the manufacturer. Why would you have a marketing campaign if your product isnt readily available to consumers?
When I finally found these wraps, anticipation was high. They really didnt disappoint. They have a great flavor thats mostly neutral but not invisible, arent too chewy and taste completely normal. My oldest selected them as her favorite, and she eats the most gluten-containing food outside the house so shes a good judge.
The package insists that you heat them before rolling, but even if you defrost them and dont heat them first, they do still roll. One side of the wrap will flake a bit, but thats an Achilles heel of store-bought tortillas in general.
Here are the other details:
+ Gluten Free Dairy Free Snacks
Whether you have a food allergy, an intolerance, or simply choose to follow a gluten-free, dairy-free diet, finding snacks to fit your needs can be tricky. In this post, youll find more than 40 gluten-free dairy-free snack ideas to get you started!
From easy snack pairings to store-bought snacks to homemade recipes, weve got all the options here. Youll also learn what ingredients to avoid in packaged products and find tips for building satisfying, filling snacks.
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Cream Cheese And Chicken Taquitos
Taquitos are one of the friendliest appetizers to nosh on. Adults and kids alike love them. They are tortillas stuffed with just about anything and fried until crispy. These are the Mexican equivalent of an eggroll. This gluten-free appetizer recipe version is made using corn tortillas. They are stuffed with chicken, cheese, and spinach, and served with salsa for dipping. They are also a great time saving main meal idea. You can prepare the stuffing in advance, roll it in tortillas, and fry them quickly. This is a great gluten-free recipe for busy families and themed parties. A pitcher of sangria might have to be on that party menu.
Fun Finger Food For Everyone
Okay, but seriouslyDoes it get any better than finger food?
Youre literally combining food and fun into one…yes, please!
An amazing mash-up of lasagna, pie, and nachos into one guilt-free!
Make this at your next gathering, and everyone will be pining for the recipe!
I wanted to make sure that you have a good combo of laid back apps and fancy apps, depending on the occasion.
This one fits the bill for a more classy party.
It looks like a lot of effort, but really?
Easy as cake.
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Easy Gluten Free Crab Rangoons
Crab Rangoons are typically wheat won-ton wrappers filled with a crab mixture and then deep fried until crunchy. This gluten-free recipe is a healthier version that is also really fun to make. There is no deep frying involved, and the wrappers have been replaced by a favorite kitchen cupboard snack the corn chip scoop. Scoops are corn tortilla chips that are shaped like a little bowl or purse just begging to be stuffed. You can buy them at any grocery store in the snack aisle. Filled with a crab, cheese, and yogurt mixture, this deconstructed crab Rangoon is a perfect one bite gluten-free appetizer.
Veggie Straws + Puffed Snacks
- Veggie Straws are definitely no health food, but its REALLY fun for my kids to get to eat a normal snack that some of their friends are eating now and then. Plus, theyre pretty easy to find and keep on hand.
- Hippeas Snacks. These are like Pirates Booty , but their flavors are also vegan which means theyre safe for dairy-free folks! The vegan white cheddar is our favorite, but weve liked most of the ones weve tried!
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Pepperoni And Cream Cheese Pizza Rolls
Appetizers that arrive on a toothpick are easy for your guests to handle. These pizza roll treats were designed for toothpicks. The combination of cheeses in this recipe is what makes it so tasty and creamy. The textures are really smart here. The cheese is creamy, the pepperoni is chewy, and the olive has a little snap to it. This is another easy recipe. Though, you may have to hone your piping skills to get the cheese to look like the work of a pastry chef. As long as they taste good, I dont think anyone will notice.
Costco Gluten Free Cheese
Costco has tons of cheeses to help add to those cheese platters and charcuterie boards. Always check the ingredients to be on the safe side, but every cheese I looked at was gluten free.
I like this easy Spanish Cheese Sampler pack. It lets you try several kinds of cheese and they are pre-cut for a platter.
This fun Kirkland cheese flight even comes with wine pairing suggestions. Costco has some great wines in every price range. You can read more about gluten in wine to make sure your wine is free of gluten.
Don’t forget the meats…these meats are perfect with cheese and crackers!
These tapas meats by Noel are sold at Costco and are labeled as gluten free!
These antipasto meats by Busseto are also gluten free.
How To Make Gluten Free Bacon Appetizers
For the crust:
For the filling:
For the complete list of ingredients needed to make these gluten free bacon appetizers see the Gluten-Free Bacon Tomato Cups recipe card below.
The comforting flavors of bacon, tomato, and cheese atop a flaky crust pair perfectly with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages alike. This easy gluten-free appetizer is simple to make and takes less than 15 minutes to bake making them the ultimate gluten free party food!
Sweet N Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Bacon wrapped anything may take you back to the 1960s. Trader Vics served Pupu Platters that consisted of appetizers very loosely derived from Polynesian recipes. Though, pupu platters have few or no gluten-free appetizers as options. Rumaki was one of the items sometimes found on a pupu platter. It was water chestnuts wrapped in bacon and sugar, broiled until the bacon was caramelized. It was good and still is. This version calls for pineapple instead of water chestnuts and turkey bacon. The pineapple infuses natural sweetness into the bacon. The sour element is form Apple cider vinegar. These disappear fast.
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Puff Pastry Bacon Pinwheels With Cheddar
Hungry for a meatier spiral appetizer? Were drooling over these Puff Pastry Bacon Pinwheels With Cheddar from Julies Eats and Treats. Use your favorite bacon, a little cheddar cheese, and a few secret ingredients to get these pinwheels just right. Be sure to make a double batch, though these will disappear quickly.
Cinnamon Yogurt Fruit Dip
Another fan favorite gluten free appetizer: fruit dip! This simple yogurt fruit dip recipe is so quick to make! Naturally sweet and flavored with vanilla and cinnamon, it comes together in less than 5 minutes and is a healthy snack. Its got no refined sugar like many of the store-bought fruit dips. Dip with green apples, pineapple, strawberries, or bananas.
Warm Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Bowl
Quinoa is a nutrient-packed gluten free grain that you can enjoy at any time of day. In this recipe, youll enjoy tender quinoa flavored with fresh apple and cinnamon in a warm, satisfying breakfast bowl. Start by combining ¾ cup milk with ¼ cup dry quinoa, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan. Add ¼ cup diced apple and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover the saucepan and reduce the heat then simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until the quinoa absorbs the liquid. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes then top with another ¼ cup of diced apple and some slivered almonds.
Prep Time: About 20 minutes
Lesserevil Popcorn Puffs And Veggie Sticks
Looking for family-friendly nibbles that can easily get poured out into a bowl? LesserEvils line of organic popcorn, Paleo puffs, and veggie sticks come in a variety of sizes and allergy-friendly flavors, including Avocado-licious, No Cheese Cheesiness, Spicy Salsa, and Himalayan Pink Salt. Whether the soirée is a party solely for kiddos or an intergenerational festivity, theres a pre-packaged portion for that. Bestsellers also are available for purchase in variety packs.
Buy: LesserEvils Organic Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn, $2.95 for 5 ounces at Hive Brands
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Rudis Gluten Free Bakery Plain Tortillas
Rudis gluten free flour tortillas are really good and dont have that potato taste like Mission. Theyre a bit more expensive than the Mission brand, though. Plus theyre harder to find, and only seem to be available frozen.
They keep for quite a while as frozen, though, are flexible and taste very neutral. They probably have the most conventional flour tortilla taste of all of the brands on this list.
Here are the other details:
- Size of package: 9 ounces
- Price you should expect to pay: about $6.00
- Fresh or frozen: Frozen
- Availability: Fair. My local grocery store , my local natural foods store. They used to be more widely available.
- Other common allergens: none
- Ingredients: whole grain flours , corn starch, tapioca flour, rice flour, water, canola oil, xanthan gum, cane sugar, organic maltodextrin and organic cultured dextrose, organic apple cider vinegar, guar gum, sea salt, baking powder , malic acid, yeast
- Shelf life/storage: The package recommends storing the tortillas in the freezer or refrigerator, and indicates that the package can be stored on the counter for up to 10 days. The package does have a freshness date, though, so Im not sure if that 10-day rule is always applicable.
Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps
Finally, a recipe with pork other than bacon! A Gluten-free diet doesnt mean you have to limit your animal based proteins to chicken and turkey. Pasture raised pigs generally dont eat grains and are very lean. Heritage pork is raised on acorns that fall from trees. Yum. You would be surprised how much of our farmed poultry, fish, and beef are fed a grain based diet. Think about it. Do you know if your proteins were fed gluten? The pork based meatballs here are pimped out with Asian herbs and spices, as well as sriracha. The crunchy slaw is a nice raw accompaniment to the meat. This is a really fresh take on a lettuce wrap that is usually not much more than spiced ground meat with peanuts as the crunchy component.
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Gluten Free Appetizers For A Potluck
Whether youre in a rush and just wanna grab something at the store or you have time to prepare something delicioushere are some great gluten-free potluck appetizers!
Veggie Platter and Dip. Be sure to read the label on any dip you buy to ensure it is gluten-free! Try ranch dressing, hummus, and even guacamole.
Chips and Salsa. Everyone loves chips and salsaand it takes no cooking effort on your part! Just be sure the chips are gluten-free and buy a few bags.
Cheese and Crackers. Buy some gluten-free crackers and slice up some cheese. Done! Short on time? Grab pre-sliced cheese at the store.
Pizza Quesadillas. This recipe for pizza quesadillas are quick to whip upespecially on a large electric griddle! You can use assorted toppings and bring marinara for dipping! I love this certified gluten-free marinara. Use code THEHELPFULGF10 to save 10% on an order.